Dear Carmel Creek Families,
Our students enjoyed a wonderful school picture day today. If your child was absent, the picture make up day is scheduled for Wednesday September 27th.
We are thrilled that all Carmel Creek students have been assigned their own iPad for the 2017-2018 school year. This year, students received new iPads. We are truly grateful to our district and our technology department for their visions and consistent supportive approach to student learning. While we are grateful for the wonderful technology at our school, technology is one of the many resources used to enhance student learning. The teachers astutely plan each instructional lesson and each classroom project to provide a balanced use of instructional materials from written text, discussion groups, use of white boards, tangible manipulatives and much more. We appreciate our teachers for their ongoing efforts to provide specially designed multi-sensory lessons. Student engagement is at an all-time high within the walls of Carmel Creek. Thank you to our entire community for their commitment to best instructional practices.
We are always striving to balance our resources and opportunities that promote student learning. In a rapidly changing digital world, the task of making decisions regarding social media, movies and apps can be challenging. I would like to share a wonderful resource on digital citizenship with you regarding the use of the technology at home. Common Sense Media offers both parents and educators resources and reviews on popular apps, updated research and much more.
Ms. Borin, our Carmel Creek technology instructor has developed a wonderful webpage with popular links to support skill development in reading, math and keyboarding. The link, for the reference, follows:
Should you have additional questions related to technology or district resources, please don’t hesitate to contact our office.
Have a wonderful week.